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Joseph Houmard, PhD, Introduction

Apr 12, 2015

Dr. Joe Houmard gives us a brief introduction to himself and explains how his experience as a competitive athlete influenced his decision to explore how exercise helps people to live healthier lives.

Other videos with Dr. Houmard:

How the Benefits of Exercise Go Way beyond Weight Loss

Joe Houmard, Ph.D. has been at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC since 1988. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Exercise & Sport Science and Director of the Human Performance Laboratory. He is an author on more than 150 scientific papers and book chapters and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health for his research. Dr. Houmard’s research focuses on skeletal muscle metabolism and how it is altered with conditions such as aging, insulin, resistance, and obesity and how interventions such as weight loss and exercise exert their positive effects.